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's monte francis is in oakland tonight with more on that for us. >> reporter: good evening. robert wasserman's firm $250,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the police dem and then make recommendations. he says he's still in the stage of gathering information but he did make some suggestions tonight. speaking to a packed community meeting at holy names university, police and consultant robert wasserman says he senses a desire in oakland for action and change when it comes to the city's growing crime problem. >> whether it's from rest dens of this area or folks that occupy it, it doesn't matter. there is energy. we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: focusing that energy wasserman says means moving to a neighborhood policing model and rebuilding trust between the police officers and the community. it also means, he says, applying something called the broken windows theory. >> and there's a broken window and someone doesn't fission it you will get another broken window and the whole area will eventually deteriorate which e creates a breeding ground for crime.
. >> the reality of losing two officers sinks in, santa is coming together to grieve. >> they take care of us and this is our time to wrap our arms around them as well. >> details about the services are expected to be released as early as tomorrow. live in santa cruz, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. george kiriyama has the first responder who is found themselves caught in the crossfire themselves. >> the the police officers were not the only ones who were in harm's way. the firefighters who responded to the scene found themselves in the middle of gunfire and this right here is the fire truck that took four bullets. it was a chaotic scene using his body as a shield to protect a woman. >> the scene is not secure. >> as firefighters responded to the scene, they heard this on the radio. >> two patients, victims of gunshot wounds and the scene is not secure. >> the two victims were santa cruz police officers. butch baker and elizabeth butler. he shot and killed the officers on his doorstop. >> we don't respond with officers down. it's one we never want to go to. >> to 15 minutes later, fire
in the purse. but was caught an hour later. >> it really got to us that kids were involved. >> reporter: it struck a chord with him. >> we do this job to help people out. and she's a prime example of a victim that needed help. we all got together and we made it happen. >> reporter: jimenez got her purse back, minus the money that was inside. the target department store hearing her story, donated a $100 gift card. the police gave toys, t-shirts and other gift cards. >> we were fine. we were safe. thank god he didn't do nothing to us. >> reporter: now, san jose has had more than 50 robberies in the first 2 months of this year. this includes businesses as well as person-to-person. we're live in san jose tonight. >> thank you, george. >>> new video just into our newsroom tonight. investigators are hoping these images provide clues as to whereabouts of an east bay couple that vanished in peru. surveillance cameras show garrity and jamie at a bus station in lima. this may be the last-known images of the pair. hand and neal embarked on a trip to south america. their bank activity suddenly stop
or tragedy, we can remember that it could have been us. >> our children are supposed to bury us. >> reporter: but that's helen's only wish right now, to lay her daughter to rest. >> she don't get buried, i can't -- >> reporter: and as her closest friends could see her now -- >> i would give her a hug an everything will be all right. >> reporter: many friends and neighbors saying they will continue to come here to the memorial every day this week to show the family support. meantime, the red cross has given shelter to the six displaced families, putting them up in oakland hotels. if you want to help with the burial the family asks that you contact a local non-profit catholic charities. >> stephanie, thanks very much. >>> two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling flames. both are expected to be okay. the cause of faire is under investigation. >>> we have new information on the crash involving a speed boat and the ferry on the bay this weekend. one of the two men on board that steamboat has died from his injuries. the other is still in the hospital. the men were riding on a 22-foo
with nbc bay area's sam brock for tonight's reality check on the state of the union. sam joins us with a look at whether the president's claims for gun reform and proposals to boost the economy all ring true, sam. >> major issues, jessica. and above all else, we would say this. first, that the president's goal tonight was fairly simple. he had to make the case for his various policy proposals. now on gun reform, it was more of an emotional plea for improving minimum wage standards, the president took a more practical approach. but in both cases he needs the facts on his side. and in that regard there were mixed reviews. looking to strike an internal chord with the still tearful audience tuesday night, president obama shined the light on families victimized by gun violence. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: before making the following claim about passing new gun laws. >> overwhelming majority of americans, americans who believe in the second amendment have come together around common sense reform, like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands o
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